Learn How to Help

What we do

The Gift of Music is an annual drive that places musical instruments in the hands of deserving school children and provides them with lifelong positive tools of change.
Help us make this a major success for our Columbus area youth.

How to help

We need gently used or new instruments, amplifiers, and other music accessories (strings, stands, etc.).
  • 2024 drop-off dates: August 24th-September 1st
  • Drop off at any of our locations listed below
  • All donations are tax deducible
  • Instruments or rare value will be sold to aid in the purchase of child-friendly band and orchestra instruments
  • #GiftofMusic2024 is our social media hashtag
  • If you don’t have an instrument, you can donate via our GoFundMe page

2024 Drop-off Dates

August 24th-September 1st

We always accept monetary donations via our GoFundMe page.






2024 Drop-off Locations

Music Go Round (Bethel)

2630 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH 43220

Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm


Music Go Round (Gahanna)

1329 Stoneridge Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230

Mon-Sat 11am-7pm
Sun 12pm-5pm


Musicologie (Dublin)

6375 Shier Rings Rd, Dublin, OH 43016

Mon, Wed-Fri 10am – 6pm
Tues 1pm-6pm


Musicologie (Grandview)

1400 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Mon, Wed-Fri 10am – 6pm
Tues 1pm-6pm


Musicologie (Lewis Center)

8468 Cotter St, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Mon, Wed-Fri 10am – 6pm
Tues 1pm-6pm


Musicologie (Westerville)

1190 County Line Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

Mon, Wed-Fri 10am – 6pm
Tues 1pm-6pm


Music Royale

480 W Olentangy St, Powell, OH 43065

Mon-Thurs 12pm-8pm
Fri 12pm-6pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 12pm-5pm


School of Rock (Columbus)

949 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Fri 3pm-9pm


School of Rock (Dublin)

6727 Dublin Center Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Mon-Fri 1pm-8pm
Sat 10am-1pm


Shadowbox Live

503 S Front St #260, Columbus, OH 43215

Sunday, August 25th from 10am-2pm


Vaughan Music Studios

3280 Riverside Dr, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Drop-off Time: TBA



540 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


News: Columbus City Council Names August “Gift of Music Month”

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. You will receive an email receipt of your contribution, which you can use to complete 2023 tax filing to the IRS for a tax deduction.

Who will be the recipients of the donated instruments?

Columbus area schools, after school programs, and other affiliate non-profits.

I don’t have any spare instruments; how can I help?

You can donate to our Gift of Music GoFundMe!

Will you accept instruments in need of repair?

Instruments that require simple repairs like broken guitar strings, broken drum heads, and horns in need of new pads are fine. We also need amplifiers, reeds, and saxophone and guitar straps.

Can I donate large/difficult to move instruments?

We will take most instruments that can be carried easily by two individuals, such as upright basses, keyboards, timpani, and even xylophones and marimbas. However, we do not take pianos or organs due to our donation recipients seldom having a need or use for them.

Gift of Music Partners

For more information about the Music Columbus, visit musiccolumbus.com or contact us at admin@musiccolumbus.com

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